Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum) - HM 432553
Observer:
Narayanan, Ashwin
Observed:
2022-12-11 15:12:50
Last Modified:
2023-08-27 17:30:02
Country:
United States of America
State:
Texas
County:
Denton
Age:
Deceased:
Notes:
This is by far the rarest and coolest herp I’ve found at LLELA, especially since this is the first observation of one on iNaturalist! I had been wondering if the nearby ephemeral pond could be suitable habitat for small-mouthed salamanders, and conditions were just right (55 degrees Fahrenheit overcast and heavy rains the day before) to find this individual under a log. Some interesting behaviors I saw from this individual were lifting up and wagging its tail in the air and producing a little chirp sound. Last picture is as flipped
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